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August 20, 2013

IUK chancellor search begins

Committee to meet for the first time this week.

The search committee tasked with choosing a new chancellor for Indiana University Kokomo will meet for the first time this week.

It will be the first of many meetings over the next year, said committee chairman William Lowe, who is also the chancellor at Indiana University Northwest.

“When we start to review applicants and meet candidates, it will get intense,” he said.

It will take the 13-person committee months to get to that point, though.

The first meeting will be used to organize the group and inform its members of the university’s expectations.

IU has minimum qualifications for a chancellor, Lowe said.

According to a listing on IU Kokomo’s website, the chancellor must have strong leadership and managerial experience and the academic record of achievement necessary to become a full professor at the university. Any candidates also must have the highest degree available in their field of study from a regionally accredited institution.

IU is also looking for someone who has “exceptional communications skills — including the ability to speak compellingly to large and small groups, successful strategic planning experience, an interest in and commitment to playing a central role in the economic, social and cultural development of the region, experience with and a commitment to adult learners as well as traditional students and the ability to play a central role in the campus’s alumni relations and development efforts.”

Lowe said one of the first orders of business for the committee will be to advertise the position. Then the group will have to wait a month or two while applications come in.

Meanwhile, he will speak with committee members and members of the campus community to see what other qualities they want in a chancellor.

“We’ll probably spend a whole day there so we can know something of what people on campus think,” he said.

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